The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Update Fixes Item Duplication Glitch

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Update Fixes Item Duplication Glitch

Nintendo has just pushed out the third patch for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This patch, version 1.1.2, fixes the following:

  • Fixed an issue where the sound would play at an extremely high volume in certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue in the main quest, “Camera Work in the Depths”, where players could not progress beyond a certain point. Downloading the update will allow players to proceed past that point.
  • Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.

Now, that last point may not seem much, but it actually fixes a major glitch discovered by many Tears of the Kingdom players. By performing certain tricks, players were able to duplicate items in their inventory. As soon as the glitch was discovered, several guides showed up on YouTube, showcasing how to perform it.

Of course, the most common items people used this glitch on were rarer ones, such as monster parts and Diamonds, to sell them and effortlessly obtain large amounts of Rupees. Below is a picture of what would happen when one used such a glitch:

tears of the kingdom duplication glitch 2

After testing ourselves by performing the glitch in Version 1.1.0 and then performing the update to 1.2.0, we could not duplicate any items even after replicating the same steps. So it makes sense why Nintendo would go out of their way to patch this because just the fact that you could effortlessly duplicate items completely breaks the game balance. In fact, a variation of this glitch even lets you duplicate Fairies, which would basically make you an immortal god if you duplicated enough of them.

Still, I won’t deny that the community will quite fondly remember such a glitch because, as Masahiro Sakurai once said, we players really love to cheat the system.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom occurs after the events of Breath of the Wild, focusing on Link having to find Zelda after the two investigate treacherous ruins beneath Hyrule Castle. However, Link now possesses the right arm of a Zonai called Rauru, enabling access to powerful abilities that let player imagination run wild.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, check out our review.

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